Parties & Openings
March 16 - Williamstown
WCMA Season Celebration
March 3 - Lenox
Andrew DeVries Benefit Party
Feb. 23 - Pittsfield
Real Art Party
Norman Rockwell Museum Goes Mad For Artist Mac Conner
Lisa Green reports from Pittsfield. The hors d’oeuvres alone — ants on a log, deviled eggs and pigs in a blanket — telegraphed that this cocktail party was channeling an earlier era. And, indeed, it was a Mad Men-influenced event at Hotel on North on Wednesday, Mar. 16, when patrons and members kicked off the upcoming exhibit at The Norman Rockwell Museum. As part of its distinguished illustrators series, the museum has mounted “Mac Conner: A New York Life.” Conner, who was one of the original Mad Men, was an illustrator from the 40s to the 60s whose subjects portrayed societal aspirations in the post World War II years. The exhibition includes the artist’s hand-painted illustrations for ad campaigns and women’s magazines. On Saturday, March 19, from 6-8 p.m., the exhibit officially opens to the public with a special appearance by the 102-year-old Mac Conner himself. [Above, Tim Eustis and Laurie Norton Moffatti, the museum’s director and CEO.]
Jeremy Clowe, manager of media services and Jesse Kowalski, curator of exhibitions; Ravishingly retro, Sarah Goethe-Jones, who works in visitor services.
Sophia Romeu and Roberta McCulloch-Dews, director of administrative services for Pittsfield’s mayor, Linda Tyer; Gwen Davis of TD Bank, a sponsor, with Mark Ouillette.
The museum’s Deborah Hanson-Greene, director of institutional giving; Margit Hotchkiss, deputy director for audience and business development; and Ellen Mazzer, sales and marketing coordinator.
Lynne Horvath, Robert Horvath, chairman of the board of trustees, Liz Paris and Stephanie Plunkett, who curated the exhibit; Ellen Boyd and her father-in-law Bronly Boyd, an exhibit sponsor.
Illustration for “Let’s Take a Trip Up the Nile” in This Week Magazine, November 5, 1950. Gouache and graphite on illustration board.
Illustration for “How Do You Love Me” in Woman’s Home Companion, August 1950. Gouache on illustration board. © Mac Conner. Courtesy of the artist.